Bored with the seaside beaches ? Escape on the islands and enjoy! Envie de changer des plages du bord de mer ? Off Cannes, discover Lérins islands, an archipelago full of legends. Off Hyères, discover the Golden islands in the heart of Port-Cros National Park.

Imagine an island… fancy ? On one or the other, the best is a full day trip. Rent a boat, take the shuttle boat, go for a hike, go to discover the underwaters… anyway you will enjoy it !

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Lérins islands

Off Cannes and the Estérel, discover natural and cultural heritage of Lérins islands. In a day, you can visit Cannes on the morning and go for a picnic and enjoying the afternoon on one of the island. Download our Advice Note for a day in Cannes. Book your boat tickets on the website Cannes Destination.

Saint Marguerite island

The most visited, the biggest island of the archipelago. Dominated by the Fort Royal, where the Man with the Iron Mask has been held, is now the Sea museum. Sainte Marguerite island is covered by a pine forest of Aleppo and Eucalyptus. Perfect for a walk and offers amazing beaches to do snorkelling to discover the underwater.

Les îles de Lérins

Saint Honorat island

Smaller, this island has an historical heritage. Cistercian monks live in the Abbey and cultivate the vines. Find the fortified Monastery, the old agave and visit the four chapels.

île Saint Honorat


Golden islands

Golden islands or Hyères islands, are all different. The furthest, Levant island, has garrigue and rocky coves. This one is not part of Port-Cros Natural park but is a naturism place. Port-Cros island is the wildest and the most preserved one. Discover it by foot, it’s also a paradise for divers.

Finaly, Porquerolles island is the most accessible but amazing. Few minutes away by boat from La Tour Fondue, Notre Dame beach is one of the most beautiful beach in Europe. The island is 7 kms long so rent a bike to explore. There, you will find equipments for all levels. Download our Advice Note for a day in Porquerolles.

More infos on Hyères Tourism website.

Plage Notre Dame - Porquerolles

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